Sorry for the rant, and yes, I've researched this, and yes, I've been on Macrumors for a while, but I want to figure out if: (1) IS THERE A WAY FOR ME TO STOP ANY NOTIFICATION OF AN INCOMING TEXT? (2) ASSUMING THERE IS NOT, AM I THE ONLY PERSON WHO CARES ABOUT THIS? (3) Am I missing something obvious in this regard? Does no other cell phone carrier/manufacturer provide this service (non-service)? Back in my Blackberry days, my phone received texts like emails. In other words, I could get a vibration, or a sound, or a whatever, OR NOTHING AT ALL. I am tired of being on the phone, or my son playing a game I bought him, or any number of things, just to have a notification that I got a text from someone DROP ON TOP OF EVERYTHING. No, it's not enough to have the the text reduced to only the sender's name. I don't want even a mention of who the text is from to appear. No, it appears AT&T doesn't give me the option of forgoing any text messaging. Even if it did, I want the option of getting texts without it interrupting whatever I am doing. JUST LIKE EMAILS. Feel free to flame me as one of those people who is never going to be satisfied, but I don't normally b*tch about the iPhone. I've owned one since the first day they went on sale and love it. I just don't understand why I can't simply stop the interfere-with-everything-I'm-doing feature for texts. Thanks for letting me vent. I am interested in the answers to my two questions if there is someone inclined who is not put off by my use of CAPS-LOCK. Thanks.